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Study: Acupuncture could help incontinence, not some infertility cases
Acupuncture received mixed reviews in two new studies from China -- one focusing on incontinence and the other on a cause of female infertility. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Shows Benefits for Stress Incontinence, Not for PCOS-Related Infertility (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Two new trials in JAMA report mixed findings for acupuncture: One shows that acupuncture may help treat stress urinary incontinence, while the other shows no effect on infertility … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Acupuncture For Incontinence, Not Infertility
Research yields mixed results for this traditional Chinese treatment (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, Not Certain Infertility Cases
Research yields mixed results for this traditional Chinese treatment Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Infertility, Urinary Incontinence (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can electroacupuncture decrease stress incontinence?
(Reuters Health) - Acupuncture paired with mild electric currents may be better than doing nothing at all to relieve a common type of urinary incontinence in women, a Chinese study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, But Not Infertility Due To PCOS
TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 -- Acupuncture, a 3,000-year-old healing technique, received mixed reviews in two new studies from China -- one focusing on incontinence and the other on a cause of female infertility. A research team found acupuncture did... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acupuncture: Yes for Urinary Incontinence, No for PCOS Infertility (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Two acupuncture studies find different outcomes in different conditions (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - June 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Acupuncture may not be effective in treating infertility
(Penn State) Acupuncture, alone or with the medication clomiphene, does not appear to be effective in treating infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to an international team of researchers. The finding casts doubts on previous smaller trials that have suggested that acupuncture may improve reproductive function in women affected by infertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture found to be a safe and effective alternative to dangerous painkiller drugs in hospitals
(Natural News) A recent study published in MJA.com.au revealed that acupuncture may serve as a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for patients arriving at a hospital’s emergency room. As part of the study, a team of researchers led by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia that examined 528 patients with acute low back pain, migraine, or ankle... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wake Forest Baptist opens integrative medicine clinic
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has opened an integrative medicine clinic in Winston-Salem, NC. The clinic, called Wake Forest Baptist Health Integrative Medicine - Highland Oaks, offers a variety of wellness and medical therapies, including acupuncture and healing touch therapy. “This is a true integrative medicine clinic where conventional medical care is honored alongside diet and life style factors, and select health and wellness therapies,” said Russ Greenfield, the clinic’s medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Wake Forest Baptist opens integrative medicine clinic
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has opened an integrative medicine clinic in Winston-Salem. The clinic, called Wake Forest Baptist Health Integrative Medicine - Highland Oaks, offers a variety of wellness and medical therapies, including acupuncture and healing touch therapy. “This is a true integrative medicine clinic where conventional medical care is honored alongside diet and life style factors, and select health and wellness therapies,” said Russ Greenfield, the clinic’s medical director.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Wake Forest Baptist opens integrative medicine clinic
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has opened an integrative medicine clinic in Winston-Salem. The clinic, called Wake Forest Baptist Health Integrative Medicine - Highland Oaks, offers a variety of wellness and medical therapies, including acupuncture and healing touch therapy. “This is a true integrative medicine clinic where conventional medical care is honored alongside diet and life style factors, and select health and wellness therapies,” said Russ Greenfield, the clinic’s medical director.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Acupunture may be effective tool against pain in ER
Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to pain medications for some emergency room patients, a new study reports. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ER
MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to pain medications for some emergency room patients, a new study reports. " While acupuncture is widely used by practitioners in community settings for treating pain, it is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ER
Title: Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ERCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 19, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

New study from KKI shows feasibility of acupuncture in young children with ASD
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A pilot feasibility study to determine if young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their parents would tolerate and adhere to an office- and home-based acupuncture/acupressure intervention showed completion of all 16 biweekly sessions and measurements of their effects before, during, and after the protocol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture 'could treat pain in A & E'
Acupuncture  could be a safe alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients arriving at accident and emergency, a study has found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture relieves pain in emergency patients: Study
(RMIT University) The world's largest randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in emergency departments has found the treatment is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients.Led by RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, the study found acupuncture was as effective as pain medicine in providing long-term relief for patients who came to emergency in considerable pain.But the trial, conducted in the emergency departments of four hospitals, showed pain management remains a critical issue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bill Seeks to Provide Acupuncture to U.S. Veterans
Title: Bill Seeks to Provide Acupuncture to U.S. VeteransCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 16, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Disruptive pain increases risk of early death
Mortality risk rises with extent of pain Related items fromOnMedica Long use of pain relievers associated with hearing loss NSAIDs no better than placebo for spinal pain Public willing to give pain relief to dying friends Chondroitin sulfate as good as widely used anti-inflammatory for knee osteoarthritis Acupuncture doesn ’t improve chronic knee pain (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Electronic skull cap that mimics acupuncture found to boost brain cancer survival by 13%
(Natural News) Glioblastoma multiforme – or GBM – is a very dangerous type of cancerous tumor usually located in the cerebral hemispheres of the brain, but which can also develop elsewhere in the brain or in the spinal cord. This type of cancer is highly malignant because the cancer cells reproduce very quickly and are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can daith piercings help with a migraine? What the experts say
What is a migraine, what is a daith piercing, and could one help with migraines? Learn about alternative treatments for migraines including acupuncture. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

A Report from SOMA SA 2017
Charlotte, N.C. - During EMS Week 2017, I had the good fortune to attend the Special Operations Medical Association’s 2017 Scientific Assembly (SOMA SA) held at Charlotte Convention Center. Picture a conference filled with camouflage and dress uniforms. Medics and medical teams from the US Army “Green Berets” and Rangers; US Navy SEALS; US Air Force Pararescue; US Coast Guard Tactical Teams, and other “special operators” from NATO partner forces across the globe coming together for medical learning and information sharing.  Military nurses, PAs, physicians/surgeons, clinical researchers a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William K. Atkinson, PhD, MPH, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

A Report from SOMA SA 2017
Charlotte, N.C. - During EMS Week 2017, I had the good fortune to attend the Special Operations Medical Association’s 2017 Scientific Assembly (SOMA SA) held at Charlotte Convention Center. Picture a conference filled with camouflage and dress uniforms. Medics and medical teams from the US Army “Green Berets” and Rangers; US Navy SEALS; US Air Force Pararescue; US Coast Guard Tactical Teams, and other “special operators” from NATO partner forces across the globe coming together for medical learning and information sharing.  Military nurses, PAs, physicians/surgeons, clinical researchers a...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William K. Atkinson, PhD, MPH, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Yoga, Tai Chi Used for Chronic Relief of Back Pain - AARP
4 hours ago ... Increasingly, more people are using alternative methods, such as massage, physical therapy and acupuncture in the treatment of chronic back  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 4, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Large trial of acupuncture for allergic asthma finds benefits in quality of life
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A large randomized controlled, pragmatic trial involving 1445 patients with allergic asthma found that an integrative medicine approach in which acupuncture is added to routine care demonstrated improvements in both quality of life and physical and mental health for those receiving acupuncture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Two papers challenge exclusion of acupuncture in government guidelines
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Even as news in the United States recently highlighted the growing inclusion of acupuncture and other complementary and integrative medicine therapies in guidelines for multiple pain conditions, the exclusion of acupuncture in two British governmental guidelines is challenged in a paper and a commentary. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Harvard & UT researchers propose systems connection in acupuncture & 21st century medicine
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Harvard University's renown fascia researcher Helene Langevin, MD, and co-author Rosa Schnyer, PhD, LAc propose that elements of classical acupuncture 'are related to important 21st century advances in physiology and medicine, including systems biology, cross-system integration, matrix biology and mechanotherapeutics.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

9 Ways Cats Make Our Lives Better (Kind Of)
Someone once said that the dog was “man’s best friend,” and the expression stuck. Well… not for everyone! A lot of us out there are on Team Cat! Yes, cats can be kind of aloof. And, sure, they lie down on the job a lot. But to us, they’re purr-fect. In fact, the brain structure that controls their emotions is practically identical to ours! Which may be why we so easily forgive our adorable kitties for all sorts of behavior — because deep down we know that our furry friends truly love us. That’s why we’ve partnered with Tidy Cats to pinpoint nine crazy ways our cats are actua...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electroacupuncture to improve blood sugar regulation in overweight and obese women
New research in The FASEB Journal suggests combining acupuncture with an electrical current may help regulating blood sugar levels in overweight or obese women who are unable to exercise, and in women with PCOS.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Electroacupuncture may improve regulation of blood sugar in overweight and obese women
(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) For women who are overweight or obese and are unable to exercise, new research appearing online in The FASEB Journal suggests combining acupuncture with an electrical current may help. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Learning To Live With Ulcerative Colitis
When I first wrote about living with ulcerative colitis (UC), I was very optimistic, as I typically am. I had just been released from the hospital and was on a heavy dose of steroids to control my symptoms and inflammation. I was a rookie. I didn’t know what was to come, but I was just so happy to get back to my normal life and be free. What I didn’t know was that three years later, I still won’t have found freedom from my disease. Three years. Three years of pain, various medications, steroids, colonoscopies, blood labs, tests, trips to Mass General, desperate calls to my doctor. One of the worst parts a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Truth About How Emotional Pain Affects Your Body
Back when I was 30, my life fell apart. My marriage collapsed, I sank into a depression, and I lost my home, money, and self-respect. I also blew out my knee. I wish I could say I injured it climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or something, but no—it was nothing that exciting. Here’s what happened: One afternoon, right in the middle of my God-awful divorce, I turned my head to look at something over my right shoulder, and suddenly my left knee...exploded. It made a sound like a gunshot, and I felt something inside the joint go snap. Then my leg went out from under me, and I hit the ground in agony. When I finally stood ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: Singer Duncan pins hopes on acupuncture  
Hollyoaks star Duncan James, 38, has turned to acupuncture to try to rid himself of the excruciating pain he suffers after spinal surgery last year, when he had two operations for a slipped disc. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do patients want complementary and alternative treatments and will they pay cash for them?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) While complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine treatments such as acupuncture and massage therapy are usually offered in outpatient settings, a new study has shown that the majority of hospitalized patients perceived such integrative services to be helpful. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Infographic: Acupuncture use is on the rise
Learn more about acupuncture and the benefits.  (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Diagnose cauda equina promptly, MDU warns GPs
MDU pays £12.5m in compensation and legal fees – delays cause serious long-term harm Related items fromOnMedica Neck pain and disc disorders Opioid or muscle relaxant no extra benefit for back pain Exercise better for back pain than acupuncture say experts Transforming MSK care and patient outcomes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Needle Acupuncture for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A Systematic Review
RAND Corporation. 03/09/2017 This 116-page report provides information about a systematic review that synthesized evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of needle acupuncture - used adjunctively or as monotherapy - to provide estimates of its efficacy and safety for treating adults diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It identifies potential benefits of acupuncture for PTSD and depression symptoms compared with control groups in the months following treatment, although the quality of the evidence underpinning these estimates is limited. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Me...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Acupuncture Reduces Two Types of Cancer Pain Acupuncture Reduces Two Types of Cancer Pain
The largest study of its kind found that the Chinese medicine is effective only for the treatment of two kinds of pain; some US experts disagreed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ACP Update on Low Back Pain Treatment Guidelines
The update includes a nod to tai chi as a nondrug intervention and further supports acupuncture. But even new research falls short in 2 important ways. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 8, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven A. King, MD, MS Tags: Blog Pain Source Type: news

How the Body and Brain Achieve Carpal Tunnel Pain Relief via Acupuncture
Research describes how acupuncture may relieve pain in people with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) while also showing acupuncture’s effects in the brain ’s pain centers. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

At 21, This Breakout NBA Star Has A Wellness Plan Even Mortals Can Follow
Aaron Gordon entered the NBA in 2014 as an enticing young prospect who’d already achieved tremendous success at every major level. After capturing two California state championships and dominating the AAU circuit, he earned MVP honors from the highly prestigious McDonald’s All-American Game ― an award previously won by the likes of LeBron James, Jabari Parker and Dwight Howard. In college, he was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year while guiding Arizona to the Elite Eight. Finally, the Orlando Magic made the San Jose native the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft, providing one of the league’s most hapl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture improved neurological recovery after traumatic brain injury by activating BDNF/TrkB pathway - Li X, Chen C, Yang X, Wang J, Zhao ML, Sun H, Zhang S, Tu Y.
How to promote neural repair following traumatic brain injury (TBI) has long been an intractable problem. Although acupuncture has been demonstrated to facilitate the neurological recovery, the underlying mechanism is elusive. Brain-derived neurotrophic fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

AHN opens new holistic treatment center at Bellevue campus
Allegheny Health Network has opened its new Center for Complementary and Integrative Health inside the Allegheny General Hospital Suburban Campus in Bellevue, a comprehensive treatment model aimed at addressing patients' "mind, body and spirit," according to the system. The center, funded through a grant from the Suburban Health Foundation, incorporates both evidenced-based medicine and integrative medical modalities like massage therapy, acupuncture and Tai Chi. It will be directed by Dr. Sandra… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

Acupuncture Can Ease Wrist Pain of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Acupuncture produced changes in the brain and nerves that produced lasting relief from wrist pain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Acupuncture Wrists Brain Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Alternative and Complementary Medicine Pain Source Type: news

Ditch the paracetamol and try ACUPUNCTURE
Massachusetts General Hospital said it could work by rewiring the primary somatosensory cortex in the brain. This is the region which receives signals related to the sense of touch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Looking for relief, pregnant women turn to marijuana despite medical advice
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’s National Vital Statistics Reports, more than one in five U.S. births now occur in states where marijuana is legal. That ’s triggered a concern among health professionals about the use of marijuana by pregnant women.Along with the broader availability of marijuana comes the perception that it is a harmless substance, health professionals say. But pregnant women, who may be seeking relief from a variety of ailments, should be aware of the potential health consequences of marijuana use.To understand how marijuana affects expectant mother...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Don't Do This: 150 Medical Practices That Are All Failures
An Australian review uncovered 156 medical practices that are ineffective, harmful, or both. Acupuncture is a particularly egregious example, accounting for 10 of the 156 examples of bad medicine. Why do people keep doing this stuff? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Don't Do This: 156 Medical Practices That Are All Failures
An Australian review uncovered 156 medical practices that are ineffective, harmful, or both. Acupuncture is a particularly egregious example, accounting for 10 of the 156 examples of bad medicine. Why do people keep doing this stuff? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Acupuncture Useful for Migraine Prophylaxis Acupuncture Useful for Migraine Prophylaxis
True acupuncture beat out sham acupuncture and being wait-listed for acupuncture in reducing migraine frequency and severity in patients without aura, in a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news